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Executive Director

Jeremiah Development, Part-time 

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Jeremiah Development’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. She or he will initially develop deep knowledge of our history, partnerships and core programs. 


Leadership & Management

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals. Fundraising, donor procurement, and research and pursue grant opportunities
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing operation and future projects.
  • Facilitate board and committee meetings; and serve as ex-officio of each committee.
  • Actively engage volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.

Fundraising & Communications

  • Expand local sponsor and fundraising activities to support existing program operations; secure funding for new projects.
  • Grant research and application.
  • Refine all aspects of communications—from web and social media presence to external relations.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new public speaking opportunities.


  • Responsible for donor relations.
  • Financial oversight of bookkeeping processes.


  • Website updates; monthly newsletters; and social media updates.
  • Communications with church partners.
  • Preparing documents for board and committee meetings 



  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of project management
  • Public Speaking
  • Partnership Development
  • Public Relations/Marketing

Proficiency in the use of computers for:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Email
  • Social Media

Application Deadline: February 5, 2018 * Please send resumes to: ; Michelle Ryan, 318 N. Church St. Rockford, 61101

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